How to trace Group Policy



If you have problems with GPOs you can do a diagnostic using the debbug option with the following registry key:


1.      Make sure that you have the folder %windir%\debug\usermode, if the usermode folder is not there, then manually create it.

2.     Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

3.      On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.

4.      Type Diagnostics, and then press ENTER.

5.      Right-click the Diagnostics subkey, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

6.      Type GPSvcDebugLevel, and then press ENTER.

7.      Right-click GPSvcDebugLevel, and then click Modify.

8.      In the Value data box, type 30002 (as hex), and then click OK.

9.      Exit Registry Editor.

10.    At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: gpupdate /force

11.   . View the Gpsvc.log file in the following folder: %windir%\debug\usermode


Also, you can set GPP tracing with the following policy:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy\Logging and Tracing\Configure Shortcuts preference logging and tracing

When configured, the log file will be created in:





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